Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon

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In January 1957 Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), poet and author, began corresponding with Mother Margaret Mary (McFarlin) of the Convent of the Assumption, a correspondence which led directly to his being received into the Roman Catholic Church in August of that year.

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to Mother Margaret Mary and related papers, 1957-1970, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967), poet and author.

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him, c.1909-1967, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him, c.1920-1960, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967), poet and author, married Hester Gatty (b. 1906) in 1933 and had a son, George. After some years Hester took up residency on the island of Mull, with occasional visits to Siegfried at Heytesbury House, Wiltshire. Her brother Richard and his wife Pamela lived at Pepper Arden, Northallerton, Yorkshire, and their daughter Jessica was Sassoon's god-daughter.

From the guide to the Siegfried and Hester Sassoon: Letters to the Gatty Family, 1950-1966, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967), poet, was an undergraduate at Clare College, Cambridge, 1905-1907, and was made an Honorary Fellow in 1953. His Cambridge friends included the librarian A.T. Bartholomew (1882-1933) and the surgeon and bibliographer Sir Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982). Keynes published A Bibliography of Siegfried Sassoon (London, 1962) and collected Sassoon's books, manuscripts and letters.

From the guide to the Siegfried Sassoon: Correspondence and Papers, 1917-1959, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf MS Mus. 935. O’Neill Papers. Vol. vi. Letters to Derek Hudson; 1931-56. Written to Hudson at the offices of Oxford University Press, The Times and The Spectator. Arranged alphabetically.ff. 57. 280 x 220mmCharles Morgan, author: Derek Hudson, of..., 1931-1956 British Library
creatorOf Eccles Bequest. Vol. LXIX. Miscellaneous works of the following; 1916-1959, n.d. Mostly typewritten.1. Siegfried Sassoon; [1916]. Autograph draft of 'The March Past'. Written on Christmas Day 1916. Placed in an envelope with a drawing of a man in uni..., 1908-1959 British Library
creatorOf Eccles Bequest. Vol. XCV. Correspondence of Margery Ross with the following; 1948-1952, n.d. Partly typewritten1. Siegfried L. Sassoon; 1948-1951.2. Ada Tyrrell; 1949-1952. Partly typewritten3. Ethel Sprigge; 1949-1952, n.d.4. R. A. Walker; 1949-1952..., 1948-1952 British Library
creatorOf Vol. CXIX. 1912-1913.Robert Baldwin Ross, literary executor of Oscar Wilde: Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst, wife of Seymour, 7th Earl Bathurst: Letter, etc., to Robert Baldwin Ross from Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst: 1912: Signed.T. Werner Lauri..., 1912-1913 British Library
creatorOf SIEGFRIED SASSOON: letters to his uncle, Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, R.A., with some related correspondence; circa 1906-1966, n.d. Partly type-written. Most of the letters were written during Sassoon's period of war service. Presented by Mrs Elfrid..., approximately 1906-1966 British Library
creatorOf SASSOON MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. I (ff. 45). 1. ff. 1-39v. Twelve letters and two postcards, incorporating drafts and fair copies of poems sent to his Cambridge friend, Everard Leaver Guilford (nicknamed by Sassoon 'Gustavus Adolphus'), mostly during the pe..., 1906-1930 British Library
creatorOf STRACHEY PAPERS (20TH CENTURY SERIES). Vol. XLII (ff. 187). 1. f. 1. Josephine Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville; 1923. 2. ff. 2-5. Edward Charles Sackville-West; 1926-1929. 3. f. 6. J. S. Sandars; 1921. 4. f. 7. William Stephen Sanders; 1915. ..., 1892-1937 British Library
creatorOf SASSOON MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. II. Notebook entitled 'Lyrics', comprising fair copies, with a few pencilled annotations, of Sassoon's verses composed 1897-1906, n.d., fourteen of which were printed, some with alterations, in his Poems (1906); circa 1906. ..., approximately 1906 British Library
creatorOf Eccles Bequest. Vol. CIII. Correspondence of Robert Baldwin Ross with the following; 1913-1918, n.d. Partly typewritten.1. Richmond Temple; 1913-1918, n.d.2. Reginald Turner; 1916-1918.3. Siegfried L. Sassoon; 1916-1918.Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, aut..., 1913-1918 British Library
referencedIn POEMS OF WILFRED OWEN. Vol. I (ff. 53). Contents:-(1) Owen's 'Preface', printed by Sassoon, op. cit., p. vii, and Blunden, op. cit., pp. 40-41. f. 1;-(2) Owen's table of contents, printed by Blunden, op. cit., P. 41. f. 2;-(3) Versions of the twenty... British Library
referencedIn Eastman mss., 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. CXXX (ff. 324). Sa-Sha.includes:f. 1 Margaret Sackville, author; daughter of Reginald, 7th Earl de la Warr: Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1947.ff. 2-13b Margaret Sackville, author; daughter of Reginald, 7th Earl de la Warr: Po... British Library
creatorOf Siegfried and Hester Sassoon: Letters to the Gatty Family, 1950-1966 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf 'Two Poems' (i.e. 'The Goldsmith' and 'Picture-Show') by Siegfried Sassoon; [1918-1919]. Autograph fair copy, written on one side only of a quarto leaf of grey wove paper. No watermark. Signed 'Siegfried Sassoon'. In the top righthand corner is a not..., 1918-1919 British Library
creatorOf Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to Mother Margaret Mary and related papers, 1957-1970 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY ABERCONWAY PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 177). Letters from: 1. ff. 1-7. Enid Bagnold; 1951, n.d. Signed.2. f. 8. Clive Bell; 1936. 3. ff. 9-13. E. M. Forster; 1927. 4. ff. 14-20. Duncan Grant; 1934-1947, n.d. 5. ff. 21-42. Lydia Lopokova and Joh..., 1919-1959 British Library
creatorOf Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. Autograph letters signed (19), and autograph postcards (5) : Cranleigh, Windsor, Cambridge, Evesham, Skipton, Richmond, to Siegfried Sassoon, 1915-1951. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vol. CXXVIII. n.d.Mary Eccles, Viscountess: Correspondence: 1961-2001: Partly signed.Sir Bruce Lyttelton Richmond, Editor, 'Times Literary Supplement': Letter to R. B. Ross: n.d.Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, author and poet: Letters to A. G. Ross: n.d.J... British Library
creatorOf 'On Chatterton': a sonnet by Siegfried Sassoon; 1930. Autograph fair copy, with three revisions, written on one side only of a scrap of white laid paper 130 x 105mm. Watermark part of a [crown?]. Ashley Library Catalogue, xi, p. 101.includes:f. 110 ..., 1930 British Library
creatorOf Siegfried Sassoon: Correspondence and Papers, 1917-1959 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Letter from Siegfried Sassoon to Edmund, 4 Nov. 1912includes:ff. 107, 107b Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, author and poet: Sir Edmund William Gosse, writer: Letter to Sir Edmund William Gosse from Siegfried Loraine Sassoon: 1912. British Library
creatorOf Letter from Siegfried Sassoon to Edmund, 25 March [1908]includes:ff. 108, 109b Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, author and poet: Sir Edmund William Gosse, writer: Letter to Sir Edmund William Gosse from Siegfried Loraine Sassoon: [1908]. British Library
creatorOf Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him, c.1909-1967 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Betjeman, John, Sir, 1906-1984. Autograph letters signed (4) : London and Wantage, to Siegfried Sassoon, 1952 Mar. 17, 1952 Apr. 19, 1955 May 6, and 1966 June 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Letters to Edmund Gosse from various correspondents; 1875-1927. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order. Quarto; ff. 448.includes:ff. 1, 1b Sir Edmund William Gosse, writer: Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; Prime Minist..., 1875-1927 British Library
creatorOf SASSOON AUTOBIOGRAPHY: autograph draft and corrected typescripts of Siegfried Sassoon's first volume of autobiography, Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, published in 1928, with original drawings for the illustrated edition of 1929, and related material; ..., 1913-1946 British Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 75). Letters of English and American poets and writers (Bax-Zangwill).includes:ff. 1-8 Clifford Bax, author: Letters to E. W. Scripture: 1921-1927.: Signed.f. 8 Clifford Bax, author: Poem, 'Migration': n.d.: Typewritten.f. 8 Poetry ... British Library
creatorOf Siegfried Sassoon: Letters to him, c.1920-1960 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. Autograph and typed letters signed (10) : Taplow, Twickenham, and London, to Siegfried Sassoon and Hester, 1930-1952. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bartholomew Augustus Theodore 1882-1933 person
associatedWith Betjeman, John, Sir, 1906-1984. person
associatedWith Catlin Sue Simon fl. 1964 person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Gatty Jessica fl. 1959-1966 person
associatedWith Gatty Pamela fl. 1959-1965 person
associatedWith Gatty Richard fl. 1959-1961 person
associatedWith Gerard Clare fl. 1957-1962 person
associatedWith Jones Henry Festing 1851-1928 person
associatedWith Keynes Geoffrey Langdon 1887-1982 person
associatedWith McFarlin Margaret Mary fl. 1957-1981 person
associatedWith Sassoon Hester b. 1906 person
associatedWith Sassoon Siegfried Loraine 1886-1967 person
associatedWith Waugh Evelyn Arthur St John 1903-1966 person
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